Located along Front Street East and Jarvis Street in the St. Lawrence neighborhood of downtown Toronto. St. Lawrence Market is one of the major hotspots in terms of a public market in Ontario, Canada. First established in the 19th century, it is still working as one of the most visited and popular market places. One can find anything to everything from local mustard to fresh pasta. You could literally spend hours here without getting bored.

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  • There are many buildings that are spread over the area. Since 1803, i.e., for more than 200 years, a public market has been taking place in the northern side of the market area.
  • St. Lawrence Market features many food stalls, restaurants, and even a gallery. In earlier times, it was a famous hotspot for many activities like auctions, public punishments, etc. Were you aware of the fact that this place was also famous for black slaves back when slavery was still legal? Shocking, right? But with a history of more than two centuries, these are common but surprising facts.

History Of This Place!

The market has seen many changes over the years. The market had also experienced serious damage in the Great Fire of Toronto in 1849. Following this, the market was replaced by a new building in 1851. But the one thing that hasn’t changed still is the time it is opened to the public. It is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays every week. This tradition has been followed since the market came into being. 

Once you have had your fill of the market, you can explore many places nearby and enjoy the nightlife of Canada while munching on great food. You will get to see many traditional lifestyles and taste authentic food here. You should definitely visit the place at least once in your life if you are a food and history fanatic.